Local Heavy Metal Guitarist Offers Advice for Aspiring Musicians

Ray Goodwin, who shreds with the Phoenix metal band Sicmonic, lives in North Phoenix and teaches guitar and piano at Rhapsody School of Music in Anthem. On June 5 at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe, Sicmonic opens for Yngwie Malmsteen, a Swedish rocker that Time Magazine once ranked among the 10 best electric guitar players ever. In&Out Magazine asked Goodwin about his style, why he teaches, and what advice he’d offer aspiring rockers.

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Local Symphony Orchestra to Play Movie Favorites

Experience the music from your favorite movies as North Valley Symphony Orchestra performs songs from Star Wars, Back to the Future, 007, Harry Potter, Forest Gump, Spider-man, The Wizard of Oz, Dances With Wolves, Frozen, and more. “Back to the Movies,” the final concert of the 2016-17 season, is Saturday, May 20th, 7:00 p.m. at North Canyon High School Auditorium, 1700 E. Union Hills Drive.

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14 Bands, 2 Days, 1 Rockin’ Show

Think of it as Coachella in New River, with 14 bands over two days. OK, maybe a little more innocent and you might not know the bands by name, and most of the band members are kids… but that shouldn’t stop the music-loving hoards from descending on the Roadrunner Restaurant and Saloon for this high-energy outdoor rock show. Monday, April 3 & Tuesday, April 4, 6–9 p.m. (or maybe 10 p.m.)

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North Phoenix Filming of ‘Transformers’ Movie Brings in $15 Million

North Phoenix residents might recall when the Loop 303 was shut down for several days last year during filming of “Transformers: The Last Knight.” City officials this week said the movie brought $15 million into the Phoenix economy. “Transformers,” which also filmed around the Deer Valley Airport, hits the big screen June 23. It remains to be seen how much of the NoPho will be recognizable. The film trailer suggests other locations were involved, but check it out.

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Concerto Competition Winner to Perform Strauss Horn Concerto

North Valley Symphony Orchestra principal French horn player, Philip Johnson, will perform Franz Strauss’ Horn Concerto Op. 8 on Saturday, March 4, 7:00 p.m. at North Canyon High School Auditorium, 1700 E. Union Hills Drive. The NVSO Orchestra will also perform Prokofiev’s Symphony #1 Op. 25 “Classical” and Dvořák’s Symphony #7 in d minor Op. 70.

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